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abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 67890 cbs caption test !!! of senior voters who said medicare is extremely important, 53% are going with president obama, 42% mitt romney. we asked dean reynolds to tell us more about the medicare factor. >> the first step to a stronger medicare is to repeal obamacare. (boos) because it represents the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in norls he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that majorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler beach, florida, walt mazie has some serious questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn
intentioned but weren't helping kids learn. we went after medical fraud in m medicare and medicaid very aggressively, more aggressive than ever before. and have said tens of billions of dollars. $15 billion of waste taken out of the system. and i worked with democrats and republicans to cut a trillion dollars out of our discretionary domestic budget. that's the largest cut in the discretionary domestic budget since dwight eisenhower. now, we all know that we've got to do more. and so i've put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. it's on a website. you can look at all the numbers. what cuts we make and what revenue we raise. and the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut we ask for a dollar of additional revenue paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. and governor romney earlier mentioned the bowles-simpson commission. that's how the commission -- bipartisan commission that talked about how we should move forward suggested we have to do it. in a balanced way with
to medicare and does it matter. these are all of the things the fact checkers are trying to get through. we'll have all of that later on. right now, though, matt jablow is out at maryland university where students watched the debate unsold and they're going to have a lot to say about who won or who lost. first, though, let's get to gary nurenberg who has got the story on what both men had to say tonight. gary. >> reporter: well, derrick, no big mistakes. no campaign killing stupidity. if you haven't been paying attention until now, both men let you know what they're offering if they get elected. things you didn't see. on her 20th anniversary, michelle obama embracing ann romney. the off camera advice hard for the candidate to take. >> okay. have a good time. >> reporter: they tried big smil, big hand shakes, grab your elbow, don't know what they said when the mikes couldn't hear. and then you can ask but i'm going to do it my way. >> mr. president, please respond directly to what the governor just said about trickle down. >> well -- >> reporter: he didn't respond to that question. went to h
. in medicare and medicaid. very aggressively. more aggressively than ever before and have saved tens of billions of dollars. i worked with democrats and republicans to cut a trillion dollars out of our discretionary domestic budget. that's the largest cut in the discretionary budget since dwight eisenhower. we know we have to do more. and so i put forward a specific $4 trillion deficit reduction plan. it's on the website, you can look at the numbers, what cuts we make and what revenue we raise. and the way we do it is $2.50 for every cut, we ask for $1 of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country, to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. governor romney earlier mentioned the simpson commission. that's how the bipartisan commission that talked about how we should move forward, suggested we should do it. with some revenue and some spending cuts. and this is a major difference that governor romney and i have. let me just finish this point, because you're looking for contrasts. you know, when governor
what the candidates had to say about medicare, taxes coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> really interesting. fall pledge drives have started at your local public tv and radio. >> big bird will have to take a pay cut. >>> we had a couple of former local politicians watch the debate in our studio last night. former congressman tom periello of virginia conceded mitt romney won the night but he may have to pay the price for his strong performance. >> his policy positions are completely opposite from everything he said the last 18 months. i think he came across strongly but i think people's concern is does this guy have a core sense of right and wrong. when they look at the policy discrepancies and how it falls on the middle class, he will have to answer for that. >> we'll also hear from former maryland governor gobb earlic what he thought of the debate coming up in our next half- hour. >>> police are asking to help find a missing fairfax county teenager. ryan glenn -- bryan glenn was last seen outside of w.t. woodson high school but he wasn't at class. investigators have been out wi
generation so these promises are kept. >> they have laid out clearly -- they say we have endangered medicare. they have stolen money from medicare to get money for obamacare. you see it and hear it in everything they say. nothing could be further from the truth. >> joe biden and paul ryan will face off in their only debate. you can watch and engage with c- span on our live debate preview starting at 7:00 eastern followed by the debate at 9:00. your reaction, calls, e-mails, and it reads at 10:30. >> in a little more than an hour and a half, a forum on possible tax increases caused by the so- called fiscal cliff after the first of the year. later, the senate debate in the jersey. on washington journal tomorrow morning, we will be joined by ann coulter. we will talk about politics with katrina vanden heuvel, editor of "the nation." washington journal is live everyday at 7:00 eastern. >> americans are not the only people to have a september 11 in their national story. in santiago, chile there was a september 11 even that had a dramatic impact on chilean history and memory. military officers on
lived off medicare for more than $1 million. why you could be footing the bill. >> heavy rain earlier today. dense fog forming and the two areas tonight. we will check that and check out we will check that and check out of warm and those well grounded. for what's around this corner... and the next. there's cash flow options from pnc. solutions to help businesses like yours accelerate receivables, manage payments, and help ensure access to credit. because we know how important cash flow is to reaching your goals. pnc bank. for the achiever in you. >> jim lehrer, a moderate the 90 minutes. you can watch that right here. the redskins issued a statement. part of it reads -- in addition to adding another casino, question 7 backs other games. it is a huge target for fraud. as much as $60 billion is listed on providers to cheat. can it be stopped? our commit in 2012 report. >> it was bought by this man, a doctor. at the time in 2009, he was making money by ripping off medicare. but when the government insurance plan for patient care it cannot provide. >> he claims he was doing minor surgical
a $716 billion cut to medicare. you have 4 million people who lose medicare advantage. you have hospitals and provides no longer accepting medicare. i will restore that $716 billion to meddcare. finally, military. you will see dramatic cuts toward military if the president is reelected. pt is said this will be devastating. i will not cut our commitment to the military. i will keep america strong and get america's middle-class working again. thank you, jim. the next debate will be on thursday, october 11 on -- at center college in kentucky for now, i am -- aa center college in kentucky." for now, i am jim lehrer. good night. [applause] >> and now, the familles are on stage as the first of three presidential debates comes to a close. we have been falling the romney campaign. carl, an event like this ends, whoever you were for you believe it did just great. whether you were against, you think did just horribly. >> it will be hard to judge initially. like so many debates, the spot analysis that will happen in the spin room for the next three or four hours, wwat will be all over social media,
, job growth and medicare. >> i would rather have a private plan. i just as soon not have the government, what kind of health care i get. >> every study has shown that medicare has lowered the administrative cost then private interest as, which is why seniors are pretty happy with it. and private insurers have it -- have to make a profit. >> even president obama had to a myth that he did well. the debate was one of the most -- had to admit that romney did well. the debate was one of the most substantive. >> will we hold the governor accountable for his fraudulent position? yes, we will do that. >> the obama campaign is continuing an argument that romney will initiate $5 trillion tax cuts that will benefit the wealthy. >> the proposal calls for a tax cut of $5 trillion. >> everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> meanwhile, the romney campaign is please. >> romney was in command of the facts last night. >> hoping to build on that conference that came up for the first time in a while. we would love to see how his performance last night could impact his standing in the nationa
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that cheap. >> with medicare, there is a new push to crack down on fraud and investigate suspicious claims. james miller told us this week about dr. larry bernhardt's that had been making his money by ripping off medicare and billing the government insurance plan for care he did not provide. they showed how easy it is to cheat the system out of millions of dollars. a federal strike force charged 91 people including doctors and nurses with allow bread fraud schemes adding up to $429 million in false billing. the washington bureau reporter joins us at a normal day -- at an alarming rate that is causing taxpayers big time. >> medicare fraud is one of the largest of its kind in medical history. officials from state, local, and federal troops have been -- the health and human services secretary said officials are working on making it harder for crux to submit fraudulent claims. they're looking at a tougher procedures for buyers and suppliers that want to participate. >> fraud not only rob's taxpayers, but also jeopardize the future of the programs that more than 100 million americans depend on
of the hot topics between president obama and governor mitt romney health care and medicare. >> indeed. kristin fisher tracking the debate for us this morning. she's live in the satellite center trying to break it all down. these are complex issues. >> reporter: good morning. this debate was so focused on the economy that it took the candidates 45 minutes before they ever mentioned the words health care. but when they did, it was certainly one ever the more memorable exchanges of the night. lively exchanges of the night. at one point mitt romney told the president point blank that if elected, he would repeal his health care law to which the president responded by saying, but we've seen this model work really well in massachusetts. here's part of that exchange. >> i want to take the $716 billion you've cut it and put it back into medicare. by the way, we can include a prescription program. but the idea of cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is in my opinion a mistake. with regards to young people coming along, i've got proposals to
100 people charged today with medicare fraud. the government said that the suspects collected $429 million by falsely billing patients. one was accused of writing 30,000 prescriptions that came to about $100 million in fraud. it's one of the biggest medicare crack downs ever. >>> we are working for you exposing medical professionals accused of everything from addiction to sexual misconduct. look up doctors by logging ton on to the website. >>> you may have heard a lot about big bird today. he came up last night in the debate when romney said he would eliminate funding for pbs. would your children be forced to go without seasame street and the gang if government spending stopped differenting money to pbs? the woman who runs the workshop said it wouldn't come to that. >> the workshop receives very, very little funding pbs. when they always tout out big bird and say we will kill big bird that's misleading because we will be here. >> she said the workshop gets most of its money from product licensing, corporate under writing and sponsor ship. >> all right. you know call it good luck
providers to cheat. 91 people were charged with medicare fraud involving $420 billion in false billings and several metro areas. includes doctors and nurses in seven major cities. they do it by killing people for medically unnecessary procedures or for services that are never performed. -- by billing people for medically unnecessary procedures. jayne miller told us about dr. larry bernard who has been making his money by ripping off medicare for patient care that he did not provide. he showed just how easy it is to cheat the system out of millions of dollars. >> the maryland controller's office is warning of a computer spam tonight. as kai reed explains, the perpetrators claim to be from the comptroller's office. >> comptroller's office received its first complaint on wednesday. >> they said their computer lockup and demanded payment to be sent to the comptroller's office before their computer would be a lot. but the message that pops up included a demand for $200. unlike other viruses, this one appears to attack when the user visits a compromise website. once on the website, the virus
admissions will have to pay a penalty. medicare says about 12% of patients are readmitted for problems the likely could of been prevented. as part of the affordable care act, medicare will find hospitals that have too many patients and readmitted within 30 patients out -- 30 days after discharge. medicare is not to hospitals is long overdue and not nearly a stiff enough. on the surface, they seem completely different problems. the skin condition siriasis and type 2 diabetes, but a new study shows there is a link. doctors are taking note. >> i have a spot right there. >> that itchy patch, she has been suffering with it for 16 years. >> it takes a toll on my life daily. i have my good days and my bad days. it is very depressing. >> it is caused by an imbalance in the immune system. it affects 2-4% of the population. patients like brenda have the host of other health issues the need to keep their eye on, including a new one. >> it is an independent risk factor for heart disease, stroke, having obesity, depression, and now they're finding that if you have severe psoriasis, your twice as li
and to the extent that this election of paul ryan and his liabilities on medicare is becoming a problem for the romney campaign and perhaps even in some of the senate raises? >> who would like to go first? >> well, in 2008, if we just look at the seniors and the exit polls president obama lost seniors by eight points and then in 2010 midterm elections, with the exit polls aggregated the exit polls for the senate raises democrats lost by 20 which was one reason why -- and then looking to our nbc "wall street journal" poll the president was trailing seniors by close to the 2008 margin, nine points and look, i think that you know, i think paul ryan is a very smart person. i think clearly the romney team must feel he is a qualified to be president president of the united states. is a democratic analyst, to us it just sort of reignited the whole medicare issue because you know we have spent a lot of time and glen and i do senate and house campaigns, talking about the ryan plan. and you know, sometimes we talk about the ryan plan without saying the ryan plan because people didn't know who pau
are raising taxes and cutting medicare. in fact, there has been a study released this week. the people look at his spending plans and all of the debt they create and interest that its charge. he will raise taxes on the middle class as well by some $4,000 per family. the american people do not want more taxes. they want less spending and more growth. we will do that and get america back on a balanced budget. [applause] i do not want to raise taxes on any one. this president seems to think that keeping our taxes the same as they are now is a huge tax cut. only in washington would do thing keeping taxes as they are is a huge tax cut. hot i will find a way to bring our taxes down -- i will find a way to bring down our taxes. we will give the middle class a tax break. [cheers and applause] you know when it comes to creating jobs that paul ryan and i have a plan. it is not a repeat of the last four years because we cannot afford four more years of the last four years. it is an entirely different direction. it has five different parts. number one, we will take advantage of our energy, coal, gas, o
do? it ends medicare, makes it a voucher. dramatically cuts assisttons education in our country. as someone who grew up poor, the first of my family to go to college, i want pell grants to be out there and keeping student interest loan low so every child can achieve an education. it is important to do this tpwh a balance way for middle class interest. >> when i'm there we're going to have a budget that i will work on and advocate for and compromise along the way without sacrificing principle with my colleagues. you talk about congressman ryan, it's more of the same. it's the other guy's fault. you've been there a long time. your party has been the majority in the senate for a long time, i think your entire term. i have some very specific plans. we have discipline here in new jersey. it's not always pretty but when we deal with our state budget we do what we need to do. we don't get to print money so we work hard and we have in the last few years to make things right. we now spend 24% of the economy on government. i want to get it down to its historic place of closer to 20% over
, not supported, or actually it recoiled. 60-7% of americans support medicare, support social security, what does that mean? having the richest in this country pay their fair share. i think there is an awareness that, for example, the ryan budget, is not popular with the voters and the american people. there's a lot of smoothing and a duck and cover in order to sell something other than what is actually on the table. host: thanks very much. let's take a call from loretta. she is watching us in cleveland, a democrat there. caller: good morning, ladies. katrina, i agree with you. we remember the box of rocks that bush left obama when he came into office. i am shocked by how the media has given the republicans a pass, because when bush came into office, clinton left him a $5.60 trillion surplus. bush gave it away to his billionaire buddy spirit that was 2001. i -- david which was billionaire bodies. that was 2001. in 2003, bush gave republican job creators $3.50 trillion for jobs, but we got 99 despite 2008. that is a whole year. president obama was then-senator obama -- guest: your command of the n
. >>> it is being called one of the largest medicare fraud cases in history. coming up next, details of a major bust. >>> today marks one year since the death of steve jobs. does the company he founded so any signs of slowing down? we'll check more headlines coming up. >> first, a check of the markets. investors around the globe will be paying attention to today's u.s. jobs report. there are some predictions the unemployment rate could go up to 8.2% from 8.1. u.s. stocks were up thursday ahead of the report. the dow picked up 81 points. the nasdaq rose 14. today in japan, the nikkei rose 39. it is now 5:37. we'll be back. we david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: quest
revolution taking place in medical care now. it is in medicare website, hospital compare, and it has ratings for hospitals, patient satisfaction scores to my information on whether they follow best practices. some of the information is helpful. some of it is not. but we are seeing a revolution out where the heart surgeon's society is getting ready -- together with consumer reports in a way to measure outcomes. and 40% of hospitals now participate in this outcome performance test. host: 10 in new york on the republican line. -- ken in new york on the republican line. caller: i went into the hospital with a compound fracture of my lower right leg. at a local hospital here i had to read through all of the paperwork there were handing me before i went into surgery. -- they were handing me before winter surgery. -- went into surgery. and it had something to do with the left leg. i was like, wait a minute, i broke my right leg here. now i have to look over these forms again. they had to go back and redo and bring me the correct forms. i was in there for about almost a month. they transferred me t
and paul ryan for their medicare reform plan, claiming it will put more financial burden on seniors. >> in pennsylvania, six teenage girls have been charged as adults suspected of viciously beating a woman that police say is mentally disabled. the attack happened just outside philadelphia on tuesday, and it was caught on a cell phone camera. the video was posted on facebook and as you can see, the woman being beaten and stomped as some of the suspects there actually sit on her body as well. she actually was sitting on the front steps. police say the girls chased the woman into her house and continued to beat her with a chair, a shoe, and their fists. here's what the mother of one of the girls had to say. >> i never talked to my child since she went to school yesterday. i have yet to talk to her yet. >> what about your other daughter? >> i haven't talked to her. >> she apparently was the instigator. >> i haven't seen the video and haven't talked to my child. sorry for the things that happened. i have nothing to say. >> they were charged with first degree assault and burglary. they're
and medicare and the role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his position. >> i got five boys, i'm used to people saying something that's not always true but just keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one is scheduled for october 16th, but the vice presidential candidates debate a week from today. allison. >> nicole collins live on the hill, nicole, thank you. >>> both parties are analyzing the debates this morning. vice president joe biden says romney did not give enough specifics and republican florida senator marco rubio thinks the president appeared uncomfortable. so what did you think of the debate? we
. >> other topics included medicare reform. while there was not a knockout punch from either side, some feel the president may have been relax. >> he seemed he was a little detached at times. most agreed that romney led the debate. could give him the boost he needed. >> he came in and fought the it.t i think he put the president on times.ensive a number of >> the candidates are not wasting time. on the campaign trail today. big debate is next week the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one. abc news, denver. >> the presidential candidates the origin port asked what they were due to cut waste from the federal budget. >> you could say mitt romney had response.emorable he took a shot at the sesame bird. character big >> i would stop the subsidy to pbs. like big bird, but i g on thingsep spendin that we have to borrow money for.china to pay there was a picture of what big bird holding a sign on the internet saying we will work for food. he has gained $22,000. a spokesman person for twitter the debate was the most about event in u.s. history. >> he will visit virginia today. he and paul ryan
, medicare and medicaid go right to her business. >> fiscally, absolutely, i'm more on the republican side. on the other hand, he's also attacking medicare and that directly impacts me and my patients. and that worries me a bit. >> reporter: whoever wins, first day that they're in office, what's the most important thing that they can do? >> i'd like to hear that they're going to cross partisan lines and sit down and solve the problems. >> i really would like to see the cheerleader come out in whoever wins to instill the confidence because this country needs it. >> reporter: brian, no one knows for sure just how many undecided voters there are. the romney team believes that the higher percentage than what the pollsters are saying. so tonight in effect this will be a little bit like match.com. these two candidates will be trying to win the hearts and minds of those who are still undecided between now and the first tuesday in november. >> tom brokaw in colorado. we'll be talking to you along the way tonight as well. thanks. >>> and our live coverage begins right here on this nbc station, 9:00
street and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion for medicare to be able to balance thet additional cost of obamacare is a mistake. >> if you repeal obamacare, what happens is those seniors will be paying $600 more in subscription care. -- in prescription care. >> i don't know how the president could come into office and face rising unemployment and an economic crisis at the kitchen table and fighting for obamacare instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this. alongside working on jobs. this is part of making sure middle-class families are secure. >> president obama on defense. romney challenging his record. both waiting to see if this had any impact on voters. it had impact on line. the most tweeted event in u.s. history. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> which candidate scored the most points with viewers? you can check our smart phone app. you can follow along on wbaltv.com. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will the presidential and vice- presidential debates have any impact on the way you vote next month? you can share your respo
national story this morning. it is being called one of largest medicare fraud cases in history. up next, details on a major bust. >> plus, the tough day on the job for the one construction worker left dangling. you can see him right there in the center of your screen. scary situation there. we'll have the details next. c1 . >>> a dramatic rescue in the district. firefighters were called to the 14th and pennsylvania avenue northwest to help a construction worker left dangling after a scaffold gave watch the worker was wearing a harness. firefighters got him down with a bucket ladder. the worker was not seriously hurt. an investigate is under way to figure out why the scaffolding collapsed. >>> the university of maryland is dealing with a bed bug problem. several students are reporting bed bugs in their apartment. the complaints stem back to the beginning of the semester when men noticed strange bites on their body. exterminators have been called to deal with the problem. >>> a follower of convicted killer charles man son could be freed after 40 years in prison. bruce davis is turning 70
be too big to fail, and medicare. >> cutting $716 billion from medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of obama care is, in my opinion, a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have become fond of this term, obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right away are going to be paying $600 more in prescription care. >> the fiercest exchange over health care and jobs. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion two years fights for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this, alongside working on jobs, because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: president obama on defense, romney challenging his record as both now wait to see if this exchange had any impact on voters. well, we already know it had impact online on twitter. the most tweeted event in u.s. political history. from denver, i'm tra
it right the first time. medicare will fine too many patients admitted because of complications. they expect to penalize the 2/3 of the hospitals that treat medicare. and milk prices may double unless the house pass as farm bill. senate passed a replacement but not the house and without a law the federal government would be required to buy dairy products and push up prices. movie theaters came back to life this weekend thanks to hotel transylvania adam sandler'sanimateed comedy received 43 million in particular sales and there could be a worldwide shortage of disposable diapers. a factory in japan that makes a key ingredient it
-span.org. >> we need to tackle our nation's challenges before they tackle us. we need to strengthen medicare and social security. we're putting ideas on the table to do that. we will save these benefits for seniors and my generation so that these promises are kept. >> they have laid out clearly, they say, what barack obama and joe biden did is they endangered medicare. they stole money from medicare for amacare, and you see the ads in here and everything they say. nothing could be further from the truth. >> october 11, congressman paul ryan and vice president joe biden will face off in their only debate. abc news' martha raddatz moderates, and you can watch our live debate preview starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern, followed by the debate at 9:00. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, an online at c-span.org. >> up next, a look at the immediate impact last night's debate had on of voters. charlie cook talked this morning with a republican pollster and democratic pollster. this is about 90 minutes. >> morning, everybody. if i could invite you to take your seats, we are going to go ahe
, social security and medicare and the role of the federal government. the president said romney's ideas are not specific enough. >> his running mate, congressman ryan put forward a budget that reflects many of the principles that governor romney has talked about, and it wasn't very detailed. this seems to be a trend. >>reporter: and romney repeatedly accused the president of misrepresenting his positions. >> i got five boys. i'm used to people saying something that's not always true, but just keep on repeating and ultimately hoping i'll believe it, but that is not the case, all right? i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >>reporter: that poll -- in polls taken after the debate show mitt romney across the board is considered the winner. this is the first of three presidential debates. the next one takes place on october 16th. tony and allison. >> nicole, thank you very much. coming up at 9:30, mr. martin is learning what young adults thought of last night's debate. he is live once again at american university for "campaign u." tony. >>> the company and brand know
this wednesday in denver. >> i would put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: in 2000, algore held an 8 point lead over george bush before the first debate. right after his lead vanished, the two were tied at 43. this year, each side is making efforts to lower expectations. this memo obtained, is written by romney advisor, beth meyers, she talks glowingly about the president's debate record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took on the task of playing obama in 2008, helped john mccain during that time to prepare for the debates. mitt romney is using john kerry as a stand in, rather obama is using john kerry as a stand in and kerry has practice fro
focused heavily on domestic issues, the future of medicare and cutting the federal deficit. >> obamacare is on my list. i use that term with all respect. so i will get rid of that. i will stop the subsidy to pbs. pn i like pbs. >> that means you will gut our investments in schools and education. establishes the beginning. there are two more debates to go. >> governor of rally is working as a surrogate for the obama team, talking to reporters after the debate. back here at home, several college campuses have to debate what parties. -- watch parties. sheldon joins us live from johns hopkins university. >> we are about a month away from the election. a lot of voters we talked to seem to be passionate about both candidates. you'll remember from the 2008 election that college-aged voters were energized and excited headed into the election. based on the conversation we have had here, the same seems to be happening this year. >> the dining hall, it is never this fall. i think everyone is really excited for the election and the debate progressed more than seven it lasted as piled into the dining
romney said he will get rid of. >> it cuts $716 billion from medicare to pay for it. i want to put that money back. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: the president tried to bring it back to romney's own health care law which he said is quite similar. >> the governor did a program working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the same model. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> reporter: there were few fireworks and even fewer surprises. both candidates were deliberate in laying out their policy points but as a result they focus on a checklist than connecting with voters. abc news denver. >> all right. you watched it, join the hot topic right now. that's the conversation on facebook. abc 2news.com/facebook. >> there is more at stake in maryland on election day than what wins the white house there. are a lot of ballot questions and some can be confusing. question four called tuition rates exemption is about letting some illegal immigrants to get in-state tuition. question six about same sex marriage is called the civil marriage protection act. then question seven, table
service held each year before the beginning of the new term. >>> and beginning today, medicare will begin fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days. the fines are part of a push under the president's health care form law and expected that nearly 2/3 of hospitals will be fined during the course of the next year. >>> well long work hours demanding bosses and tight deadlines may be to blame for the stress related heal problems. according to the swedish study the personality could be playing a major role. researchers found personality types is often associated with job stress and health and a large portion of the difference in personality types can be attributed to genes. what does this mean? it means we can't believe our lives will get better by changing jobs because wherever you go lynette, there you are. you never have stress no stress whatsoever. you can see the moke coming out of my ears. easy go and sliding through. >> i will let you talk about it. >> right now temperatures are on the cool side this morning. so everybody needs to grab the jacket as they head
, and the budget deficit. for obama he holds the advantage on domestic issues, education, medicare, taxes, immigration and health care. these noneconomic issues are the first topics up for debate wednesday night. voters will be judging the candidates personal qualities. obama's favoritability rating
and nurses are among 91 people charged nationwide in a massive medicare fraud case. the government said it was billed more than $400 million in bogus claims. >>> new rules for secret service agents after that drunken partying in a colombia hotel. agents are now banned from drinking at a hotel. no more drinking 10 hours before a shift and sharing sensitive information online could get you fired. >>> bruce davis, known as charles manson's right hand man, has been recommended for parole. he's served more than four decades for the 1969 killings for of a musician and stunt man. governor jerry brown will have the final say. >>> the mars curiosity rover is about to do a little digging. nasa says it will collect soil samples to learn if there were ever favorable conditions for microbial life. >>> and one of the top trending health stories right now on msnbc.com could cause some controversy. offering free birth control can dramatically lower the rate of birth control. cases of abortion dropped from 66 to 75% below the national level. these findings could impact this year's election. mitt romney
with nearly half a billion dollars in medicare fraud. >> your washington nationals can relax for another day. the orioles have one all or nothing playoff game tonight. we'll explain that coming up next too. >>> on this friday morning what a gorgeous day we're going to have. really one of the better days of the year again coming up. beautiful fall weather coming today. we start with temperatures in the 50s and 60s and see plenty of sunshine. lunchtime, hey eat outside if you can. 77. going up to 83 for the high. and by 6:00 still gorgeous at 78 degrees. weekend forecast has big changes here by sunday. those details in about five. right now in for monika is beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. >>> howard, they're checking on a crash southbound 270 police and fire crews were responding south of 118 and close to montgomery village avenue for the report of that accident. no delay here on the 118 camera. left side of the screen is southbound traffic but again approaching the montgomery village avenue. careful for that initial report of a crash. your next timesaver traffic at 5:16. mike back to y
. accusing the president of cutting $716 billion for medicare. he is running a lot of ads to that effect. it came up last night. let's listen to what romney said. >> at the same time gasoline prices have doubled under the president, electric rates are up, food prices are up. health care costs have gone up by $2,500 a family. middle income families are being crushed. >> okay, so now had it gone up that much because of obama care and the cuts in medicare? >> the health care costs have gone up that much in 2008, a family average plan, employer sponsored plan would have been$1,250. however that's a lower increase than what they planned in the years before. in fact, what the kaiser family foundation, they said well, we have a 4% increase in health care cost. that's pretty good. it used to be 8% to 10%. yes, health care costs have gone up, not as much as it used to go up. >> it is trickier and trickier. paul singer, thank you for your insight. we will need it again and i'm sure. >> yes, call me any time, come by the office. >> yes, we will come back and vice president, of course, they are in d
. he referenced his grandmother during a discussion about social security and medicare during last night's debate. the tweet said that obama's g- ma knew it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president and after a flood of complaints, the company said a employee sent it out on the company's account instead of a personal account. >>> from taxes to healthcare, candidates detailed their plans. who came out on top? wisdom martin has more. >> reporter: here at campaign u today, talking about the debates and last night, the debates went on, the first one. what did you think? winner's, losers, everything else about it. >> the big question s it going to change the narrative of the elect? until now, it's been romney on the ropes, barack obama the presumed winner and then mitt romney comes out aggressively and attacked the president and they were good on their own philosophies and policies, but, from a stylistic perspective, many people think mitt romney won. how is that going to change the narrative and the media storyline, which had been obama winning. is it going be
over ten years. an overhaul of the tax code and changes to medicare and social security. several tax cuts could also end if the cliff is not avoided, meaning about $3,500 more in taxes for the average household. >>> american university is warning students to be on alert after a string of incidents where a man has groped students near campus. there have been four reported incidents in the last week. the most recent one happened sunday night on massachusetts avenue. police say the suspect comes up from behind, grabs girls inappropriately, and then runs away. >> i normally feel really safe around here. i'm not in the city or anything. that's a little bit terrifying. >> something's got to be done. i mean, it's definitely uncalled for and not okay. >> au sent an e-mail to students to alert them about the attacks. the university is asking the students to walk in groups and only in well-lit areas. >> 6:06 right now. today marks the tenth anniversary of the sniper killing spree. the first attack happened in a parking lot in wheaton, maryland. in all, ten people were killed, three others were
up to higher levels of governments. when i heard the president when year ago put medicare and social security on the chopping block, and medicaid as a solution to the crisis, i said, we cannot allow this to go unchallenged. that is what actually brought me into the race. i got a involved to help recruit somebody that could run and represent the green party. and represent the solutions that the american people are clamoring for. in the process, when you join a recruiting committee, sometimes you get recruited yourself. going back, i became involved with the green party to start with about 10 years ago when as a doctor and a mother -- a medical doctor and a mother, i felt like things were unraveling around us. we really did not have a feature to provide for our children. in so many ways from the economy and the rise of epidemic disease, i began to work with our elected officials thinking that surely they would want to do the right thing. i felt like, we have real alternatives. i was working in the community to develop alternatives. for example, clean, renewable energy that saves lives
're going to not increase by $716 billion the medicare, we're going to pay the same rates as the states, 45 states pay a medicaid rate for reimbursement lower than medicare. so he said we're going to spend $716 billion more than your plan, obama. and by the way, we're going to spend $2 trillion more on defense. so far romney's saying we're going to spend more than democrats. >> and no revenue. >> let me tell you how we know he's secure with his debate. debate night he talked about romney care, the plan he passed in massachusetts and the next day he went to sea pack and got a hero's welcome. guys, the base is okay. >> the counties in this country with the highest percent of medicare recipient are republican counties. of the 47% he talks about, romney will get half of them. >> 47% don't know they're in that 47%. >> they don't identify themselves as victims. >> right. >> congressman, the problem is the margin republicans ran with seniors in '08, that margin is shrinking right now. that's really problematic for states like florida. >> bottom line is politics is perception. people when they hear
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